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Observation about Catholicism

Anonymous
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I was thinking about this last night, and it seems to me that Catholicism is actually polytheistic.

 It makes sense....Roman Catholicism was the predominant "Christian" form at a time when there were many polytheistic religions still very much in practice. In an effort to convert those who believed in many Gods/Goddesses, Catholicism incorporated their Patron Saints and Intercessors.

 The Patron Saints and Intercessors are really no different than the minor Gods and Goddesses in any given Pagan religion.





Posted by Anonymous on Jun. 25, 2014 at 4:00 PM
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yperez0209
by on Jun. 25, 2014 at 4:06 PM
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Saints are not mini Gods nor do they replace God. A saint is like having a friend in heaven. A person that performed miracles while alive and after death. God made it clear that He is the only God, not saints.
AthenaRadhaGaia
by Silver Member on Jun. 25, 2014 at 4:08 PM
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St. Brigid was originally a Celtic goddess

Quoting yperez0209: Saints are not mini Gods nor do they replace God. A saint is like having a friend in heaven. A person that performed miracles while alive and after death. God made it clear that He is the only God, not saints.
yperez0209
by on Jun. 25, 2014 at 4:10 PM
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At some point she came to the realization that she wasn't a goddess or she would not be a saint.

Quoting AthenaRadhaGaia: St. Brigid was originally a Celtic goddess

Quoting yperez0209: Saints are not mini Gods nor do they replace God. A saint is like having a friend in heaven. A person that performed miracles while alive and after death. God made it clear that He is the only God, not saints.
cybcm
by Platinum Member on Jun. 25, 2014 at 4:10 PM
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No.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Jun. 25, 2014 at 4:15 PM
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If they are being prayed to, then they are being treated like minor Gods and Goddesses. In a truly Monotheistic religion, the only one being prayed to would be God, or in the case of Christians, Jesus.(Which still qualifies as Monotheism, since Jesus is puported to be God having taken Human form.)

Quoting yperez0209: Saints are not mini Gods nor do they replace God. A saint is like having a friend in heaven. A person that performed miracles while alive and after death. God made it clear that He is the only God, not saints.


yperez0209
by on Jun. 25, 2014 at 4:16 PM
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This helps to explain it.

Quoting Anonymous:

If they are being prayed to, then they are being treated like minor Gods and Goddesses. In a truly Monotheistic religion, the only one being prayed to would be God, or in the case of Christians, Jesus.(Which still qualifies as Monotheism, since Jesus is puported to be God having taken Human form.)

Quoting yperez0209: Saints are not mini Gods nor do they replace God. A saint is like having a friend in heaven. A person that performed miracles while alive and after death. God made it clear that He is the only God, not saints.

AthenaRadhaGaia
by Silver Member on Jun. 25, 2014 at 4:18 PM
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The church made her into a saint. Go look up the Celtic pantheon.

Did you also know saint Patrick driving out the snakes is a metaphor for killing pagans.

Quoting yperez0209:

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At some point she came to the realization that she wasn't a goddess or she would not be a saint.

Quoting AthenaRadhaGaia: St. Brigid was originally a Celtic goddess

Quoting yperez0209: Saints are not mini Gods nor do they replace God. A saint is like having a friend in heaven. A person that performed miracles while alive and after death. God made it clear that He is the only God, not saints.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Jun. 25, 2014 at 4:19 PM
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1. Hell No!

2 Why don't you keep opinions about my Religion to yourself.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Jun. 25, 2014 at 4:19 PM

Never heard that before. Interesting theory...although don't they believe we are all saints? Just some are more recognized?

yperez0209
by on Jun. 25, 2014 at 4:20 PM
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Yes I will look her up. But a person that believes themselves to be a goddess and not converted cannot be a saint.

Quoting AthenaRadhaGaia: The church made her into a saint. Go look up the Celtic pantheon.

Did you also know saint Patrick driving out the snakes is a metaphor for killing pagans.

Quoting yperez0209:

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At some point she came to the realization that she wasn't a goddess or she would not be a saint.

Quoting AthenaRadhaGaia: St. Brigid was originally a Celtic goddess

Quoting yperez0209: Saints are not mini Gods nor do they replace God. A saint is like having a friend in heaven. A person that performed miracles while alive and after death. God made it clear that He is the only God, not saints.
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